FAQ

Q: Isn’t rain a natural, cost-effective car wash?
A: No. Rain and snow contain dirt and pollutants from the air (acid rain) that can eat your car’s finish. After acid rain falls on your vehicle, the water evaporates, leaving a film of acid. Concentrated by sunlight, this acid can become so strong that it will “eat” through your car’s finish, ruining the paint and appearance.

Q: If my car has a high gloss clear coat finish, do I still need to wax it?
A: Yes. Most new cars have a clear coat finish, however this can be easily damaged by acid rain. Even with minimal time outdoors, any clear coat finish will begin to deteriorate after two years. The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, salt and road grime also damage cars. Wax is an effective and efficient way to shine and protect your car’s finish. It is recommended that a car receive a professional hand wax once or twice a year, along with professional car wash at least once or twice a month.

Q: Isn’t a washing my car in my driveway better for my car and safer for the environment?
A: No. Dirt that collects in wash water, sponges and chamois will scratch your car’s finish. The technology used today at professional car washes will not scratch or create “swirl” marks on your car. Not only is a professional car wash safer for your car, many of them only use half as much water than a driveway wash, and use biodegradable cleaning solutions to further protect the environment. Also, dirty water used by professional car washes is disposed of properly. Water from driveway washes end up in storm drains, which can pollute lakes, rivers and streams.

Q: What if I don’t have the time or money to wash and wax my car regularly?
A: To maintain the value of your vehicle, you can’t afford not to professionally keep your car’s appearance looking its best. If you compare a professional car wash to a driveway wash – factoring in cleaners, waxes and water use – you will find that a professional car wash is not significantly more expensive than washing it yourself. Furthermore, most professional car washes take less than half the time of the typical driveway wash.

Q: Is my car likely to be damaged by using a professional car wash?
A: No. Professional car washes utilize an effective mix of soft cloths and/or water pressure to clean cars without damaging them. A tiny fraction of all cars professionally washed incur damage each year, which may stem from defects in manufacturing design or construction.